LeBonCoin scam: watch out for this new scam that plagues used car sellers! More and more clever scammers.
LeBonCoin is an online platform that allows you to sell many goods and services. But despite its success, some scams continue and can be fatal. Therefore, we will tell you about this scam related to buying and selling vehicles!
LeBonCoin, a platform that continues to win success!
It is an online platform that has made itself known in a fairly simple and fast way.
In fact, you should know that LeBonCoin is a platform known to all French people. Either they have already heard about it, or they have already sold or bought goods or services on this site.
Therefore, you should know that this is the reason for its success as the latter has made itself noticed thanks to its diversity. There are all kinds of products and goods that can be sold there.
A diversity that delights and many users sniff around every day in search of a potential treasure. But despite its success, it is also exposed to various scams. And these are very numerous on this site, which makes the users fear the worst with every purchase or sale.
We will focus on the scam that involves buying or selling cars.
A scam that continues on LeBonCoin!
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Every website is a victim of its success when it comes to scams.
In fact, you should know that scammers are numerous and that they do not hesitate to do anything to cheat many people. The goal, of course, is to get rich, in different ways.
But some manage to get caught, or to be exposed, making it possible to put forward very sophisticated processes.
Thus, it appears that a new scam is currently being used on the LeBonCoin platform.
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Our colleagues from Capital.fr report on a new scam aimed at car salesmen at Leboncoin.
This scam is very sophisticated and allows very fast scams that give the villains a lot of money.
You should know that scammers win in all cases, thanks to various methods that can quickly harm the people who bite the bait.
In the most concrete form, counterfeiters copy advertisements for car sales. All of this allows them to attract potential buyers, who then fall into a real trap.
In fact, the customer writes a check to the sellers and the latter can confirm it with their bank. However, the goal is not necessarily to cheat this user directly, but rather the author of the original ad.
Be aware that with the image of the check, fraudsters can initiate a promise of sale to buyers. And if they try to call the bank to see the authenticity of the check, they can get a hit.
A real spiral that can do great damage!
Details of this scam
This is what happened to a seller of a very popular vehicle belonging to a major car brand.
The seller was quickly contacted by a buyer shortly after his ad went live.
The latter asked him to whom he should send the check for the purchase of the vehicle to. The day after this contact on LeBonCoin, he received a picture of that check, which gave him confidence.
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But he wanted to call the bank, the check was there, but it was closed. An accident caused by a public holiday, and which certainly benefited the young buyer.
But it could not provide the seller with any formal information. The check was obviously a real check, obtained through another ad copied by the scammers.
He called his bank a few days after this contact on LeBonCoin, but he was told bad news. In fact, he has inherited an NSF check and nothing can stop this scam.
And insurances do not seem to prove this kind of scam. Because the insurance company has already confirmed that it will not cover what looks like theft by trick.